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ngircd

ngircd

Section: ngIRCd Manual (8) Updated: Dec 2008
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NAME

ngIRCd - the next generation IRC daemon  

SYNOPSIS

ngircd [ Options ]  

DESCRIPTION

ngIRCd is a free open source daemon for the Internet Relay Chat (IRC), developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

It's written from scratch and is not based upon the original IRCd like many others. It is easy to configure, supports server links (even with original ircd's) and runs on hosts with changing IP addresses (such as dial-in networks).

Currently supported platforms include AIX, A/UX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, and Windows with Cygwin.

As ngIRCd relies on UNIX standards and uses GNU automake and GNU autoconf there are good chances that it also supports other UNIX-based operating systems as well. By default, ngIRCd writes diagnostic and informational messages using the syslog mechanism.  

OPTIONS

The default behaviour of ngircd is to read its standard configuration file (see below), to detach from the controlling terminal and to wait for clients.

You can use these options to modify this default:

-f file, --config file
Use file as configuration file.
-n, --nodaemon
Don't fork a child and don't detach from controlling terminal. All log messages go to the console and you can use CTRL-C to terminate the server.
-p, --passive
Disable automatic connections to other servers. You can use the IRC command CONNECT later on as IRC Operator to link this ngIRCd to other servers.
-t, --configtest
Read, validate and display the configuration; then exit.
-V, --version
Output version information and exit.
-h, --help
Display a brief help text and exit.
 

FILES

/etc/ngircd/ngircd.conf
The system wide default configuration file.
/etc/ngircd/ngircd.motd
Default "message of the day" (MOTD).
 

HINTS

It's wise to use "ngircd --configtest" to validate the configuration file after changing it.  

AUTHOR

Alexander Barton,
Homepage:  

SEE ALSO

ngircd.conf(5), ircd(8)


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
HINTS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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